On this day in history.

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  1. giradman

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    Back in 1962, I was in high school and certainly remember the song - checked the Wiki link and found some interesting geographic history related to my days in the Army Medical Corps, 1975-77, at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Little Eva died of cervical cancer in Kinston, NC (see map) at only 59 years - she is buried in Belhaven's (her birthplace) Black Bottom Cemetery - her grave site received a 'proper' marker in 2008 (see quote & pic below).

    But in my 'army days', the four of us radiologists at Womack Army Hospital use to cover 'local' radiology practices to make some extra money - one of our jobs was working for Dr. Sandy in 'Little Washington', NC (see map) - our day would start at the Washington hospital, then a drive at lunch time to Williamston (a half hour north for a few hours of work), and finally back to Sandy's private office for some afternoon film reading, which included a suitcase from the small Belhaven hospital filled w/ exams to interpret (see map again) - a LONG day (including the 2+ hr drive each way). Dave :)

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    From your link (quote below), the Apple I sold for $667 in 1976 ($2,860 in today's dollars) - my first computer was an Apple II+ (predating the IIe in the image below but looking similar) bought in 1980 - my cost was $2000 for the computer, monitor, & one floppy drive; an extra floppy and a Hayes 300 baud modem card added for $500 each; SO, about $3000 total then ($8,880 in today's USD - WOW!) - also had an Epson dot-matrix & a Brother daisy-wheel printers - Dave :)

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    Here's the registry of all 66 known surviving Apple 1 computers. Apple 1 Registry


    Here's a demo of a working Apple 1.
     
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    The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Adopted Today in 1920 - Women Could Vote!

    The Woman Suffrage Movement started in Seneca Falls, New York in July 1848 at a meeting organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. In 1869, the National Woman Suffrage Association was founded by Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Stanton; the American Woman Suffrage Association was formed the same year led by Lucy Stone - the two groups united in 1890, when Wyoming became the first state to grant women the vote; however, another 30 years would pass before the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Dave :)

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    On December 10, 1869 the territory of Wyoming was the first to grant women unrestricted suffrage.
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    Hi SciFan.. the dates on Wyoming and woman suffrage are confusing in my quote vs. the above date of 1869 - believe the issue is simply whether a locale was a 'territory' or a 'state' at the time - below is a listing from your link above. Indeed, Wyoming was the first to grant the vote to women in 1869, but was a territory at the time, as you noted (more info) - came into the union in 1890, which corresponds to the date given in my previously quoted material; hope that helps others who may be reading our posts. Dave :)
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    Just for further clarification of United States voting regulations, especially in 'national elections', e.g. as for the President - US territorial citizens are not allowed to vote in these elections (Puerto Rico is a current example); so despite giving women the 'right to vote' in 1869, the ladies of Wyoming could not vote for President until the 1892 (see pic below - Source) - of course, this would have been true for other US territories. Dave :)
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    For those interested in a 'personal visit' to the Bull Run Battlefields, check out my travelogue HERE (starts w/ post #28) - SciFan.. and I exchange a bunch of posts, and includes many of my own pics. Dave :)
     

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